Do not be fooled by the attractive looks of these ten female poker players as they will cut you up in any Poker room. Liv Boree is one of the top female poker players in the world right now, with winnings exceeding over $3.5 million. Maria Ho is a popular name who is also a Poker Hall of Famer, who has developed into one of the better poker analysts on TV as well. See who else graces us with their presence on the top ten hottest female poker players list.
1. Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree is a British poker player, who also goes by the nickname, Iron Maiden. She was a World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour champion. She is the only female to win a WSOP bracelet. Boeree started playing poker through a reality show where she was coached by names like Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth, who are two established Poker stars. Shortly after she had won her first Championship in 2008, Boeree went onto win the main event on the European Poker Tour, taking him €1,250,000.
Her World Series of Poker bracelet came in 2017 when she won the $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Boeree is also a TV personality who works as a host on various poker shows like Poker After Dark and Ireland’s Poker Tour. Boeree also went to the University of Manchester, where she earned a degree in Physics and Astrophysics.
2. Tiffany Michelle
Being born in Los Angeles, California, Tiffany Michelle was in the Hollywood poker scene before she began to get on screen for acting. Michelle is a bright poker mind who can play as well as provide commentary. She has worked as an on-camera poker host for numerous tournaments during her time. Michelle hit on a first-place finish in the first tournament she entered. Michelle isn’t a household name but has quietly gone about her business, racking up over $300,000 in winnings. During the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, Michelle finished 17th out of 6,844.
Michelle’s Hollywood days involved a lot of acting alongside playing poker with Hollywood buddies. She began working in theatre at the age of ten before going onto write and produce various tv shows. Michelle is also a talented singer/songwriter and plays the piano and guitar. Both her and Maria Ho also were a team on the Amazing Race back in 2009. She even went onto do a few other reality shows like Worst Cooks In America.
3. Maria Ho
One of the most popular female poker players is Maria Ho, as she started playing poker professionally back in 2005. With eight first-place finishes, Ho is one of the more decorated players as well. She has earned over $4 million and is a top 200 poker player worldwide. Born in Taiwan, she quickly made a name for herself on TV and in the poker rooms. She grew up outside of Los Angeles, and she started playing poker in college, where she went to UCSD. Ho began to like many by playing low stakes poker to build her bankroll before diving into poker professionally. In 2007, Ho finished 38th out of 6,358, which was one of the top finishes by a female at the time. She had won $237,865 that day and had many more top finishes at World Series events over the next decade.
Ho is also a talented on-air poker celebrity where she is a co-host and commentator for Heartland Poker Tour. She has found herself landing numerous commentating jobs, such as on CBS and ESPN. Ho took home the 2019 Global Poker Award for Broadcaster of the Year. She continues to have an exciting career, both as a player and a commentator.
4. Kimberly Lansing
— Kimberly Lansing (@KimberlyLansing) November 7, 2015
Another TV personality turned poker star is Kimberly Lansing. She grew up in Southern California and also went to USC to become a journalist and broadcaster. Lansing was highly sought after by magazines and TV shows. She played poker professionally for just a few years before taking over more as an analyst and host. Poker TV was quick to snatch her up for the job. While she doesn’t have the highest rank or earnings on the list here, Lansing is a well-known name in the poker industry due to her sharp knowledge of the game.
5. Lauren Kling
— lauren kling (@laurenkling) July 8, 2017
Lauren Kling currently checks in with over $300,000 in earnings and one first-place finish in her career. Kling has posted big winnings both in the online world of poker and in tournaments around the globe. She was born in Washington DC but has been a long time Las Vegas resident. Her Dad had a significant influence on her as he was often found in the casinos. It is quite possible both the smarts and knack for casinos came from her father as he was a student at MIT, while she studied Engineering and Business at UC Berkley. Some of Kling’s more prominent finishes include her online tournaments back in 2010, where she had a second-place finish for $163K. Kling also had a third-place finish in the Full Tilt $44K.
6. Lacey Jones
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) October 21, 2018
Poker is just one of the many talents of Lacey Jones as she is also a fashion model and television host. Jones was born in San Antonio, Texas, where she played poker but did not see it as a potential career. At 22, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and French. Jones went onto being a model for Nike Golf and was an advertisement model for companies like Sony and Chrysler. She was hired shortly after by Absolute Poker to be a prop player in the 2005 World Series of Poker. Jones was a surprise to some as she played well. It was more of a hobby with friends and family. After receiving sponsorship from Absolute Poker, the online poker collapse caused the sponsorship to drop Jones.
Jones ended up picking up a job with ESPN and began to play in various poker tournaments. Back in 2006, she won $9,000 and then took home $15,000 in the 2018 WSOP Main Event. Sorry fellas, Jones ended up marrying Keith Gipson, who is a high-stakes poker player himself. Jones has played in various tournaments across the World Poker Tour since then.
7. Sofia Lövgren
Sofia Lövgren is one of the better cash game players among the female poker crowd. She has cashed in 11 World Series of Poker tournaments and has some top finishes among the European Poker Tour as well. Lövgren started in the online poker rooms where she ground out low-stakes games to build her bank role. This has led her to be one of the poker players in Europe. While she only has one win under her belt, which was from December 2019, she has accumulated over $400,000 in live earnings. Lövgren is a contributor to a few poker magazines and blogs. You can also find her on social media.
8. Kara Scott
One of the more decorated female poker players is Kara Scott, who lives in Calfornia, but was born in Canada. Scott has earned over $650,000 in her career and has a few first-place finishes. Her most successful year was back in 2009, where she earned over $400,000. The highlight of that year was the second-place finish at the Main Event in Dublin. Scott has lived all over the world and worked in media while living in the UK during the early 2000s. Scott has been a brand ambassador for 888poker. Scott has had a few notable finishes in her career, where she took home $41,000 in the 2008 World Series of Poker finishing 104th.
Scott has also had a solid career on television. She had worked in coverage for World Series of Backgammon in the UK during her time over there. She began to transition into poker as he was the main host on Poker Night Live and Sky Poker. After her move to the United States, Scott was a host on GSN’s High Stakes Poker and was a sideline reporter at ESPN during the World Series of Poker.
9. Vanessa Rousso
Don’t mess with Vanessa Rousso as she will take you down quickly and make you look like Tony G. Rousso has made over $3.5 million in her career and is in the top 500 on the all-time money list. Scrolling through Rousso’s winnings, she has had nine finishes where she won over $100K. Her top prized competition was back in 2009, where she won the European High Roller Championship, bringing in $700,160. Rousso started her poker career by playing in small tournaments and eventually playing in Atlantic City and Vegas. Rousso is a favorite on Poker After Dark and has been on the World Poker Tour.
In the midst of her poker career, Rousso began to take law classes where she ended up graduating from the University of Miami. Rousso was bound to be a lawyer as she used those skills to try and overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act back in 2006. In that time span, she has helped overturn and create various laws that have helped shape the game of poker. Rousso had been sponsored by Pokerstars and GoDaddy during her career.
10. Christina Lindley
Christina Lindley is another Los Angeles Native who has racked up over $500,000 in career earnings. One of her bigger finishes as back in 2013, where she finished 5th at a Paris Main Event for $112,590. Shortly after, she took home a No-Limit Hold’em event in Las Vegas. Lindley began to model when she was younger as her family moved around the country. She eventually decided on being a full-time poker professional after various acting and modeling gigs. Online poker was where she started and felt more comfortable before playing more live tournaments as she got her feet wet. Lindley has also done plenty of celebrity poker runs and charity events.